National Engineers Week kicks off Feb. 19
12:05 p.m., Feb. 14, 2012--Students, faculty and staff in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering invite the campus community to join them in celebrating National Engineers Week from Feb. 19-25.
Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Engineers Week highlights the positive contributions engineers make to society. It is celebrated annually by thousands of engineers, engineering students, teachers and leaders in government and business.
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Campus activities include, but are not limited to, an EWeek carnival, engineering style dodgeball and broomball competitions, an engineering “Spirit Day,” an engineering Texas hold ’em game and the college’s Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony.
Additionally, area high school students will visit campus Saturday, Feb. 25, for a TEAMS Competition.
All Engineers Week events are open to members of the UD community unless otherwise noted.
The National Engineers Week Foundation website reminds participants that the worldwide population is currently 7 billion. This figure translates into “7 billion chances for engineers to turn dreams into reality.”
Engineers Week 2012 is led by Battelle and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Contributors to UD’s Engineers Week include the UD College of Engineering, engineering student organizations on campus, the Delaware section of the ASME, the Delaware Council of Engineering Societies, the UD Career Services Center, DuPont, JPMorgan Chase and NASA.
Article by Janie Sikes
Photo by Evan Krape